(Hyssopus officinalis) Used as early as the 7th century to improve the
smell of kitchens and hospitals. Hyssop leaves are
used to flavor salads, soups, liqueurs, and stews.
Essential oil used in perfumes. Attracts bees,
butterflies, and hummingbirds. Plants grow 18-24".
Perennial in zones 4-9.
4-6 weeks before last frost
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil.
Can also be directly sown outdoors just before last
spring frost. Prefers average well-drained soil and
will tolerate dry conditions. Divide every 3-4 years
to maintain vigorous growth.
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